An apprentice is a person who learns his or her desired trade through practical experience and classroom education. The apprenticeship program is a structured training program that requires the committed participation of three partners:
- the apprentice,
- the employer and
- the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.
Please look at the sheet metal worker job description to see the scope of work that an apprentice will learn.
To register as an apprentice, you must have successfully completed and possess a Grade 12 diploma, or an Adult High School diploma, or a GED, or a Diploma of Apprenticeship in another occupation, and be employed in the occupation with an employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.
In this program you will receive a combination of on the job training and related classroom training, designed to produce fully qualified persons of journey-person status in the Sheet Metal Worker occupation. Under the direction of an employer and qualified instructors, you will become fully familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the Sheet Metal Worker occupation.
During your training, specific tasks will include:
– the manufacturing, fabrication, assembling, erection, installation, reconditioning, adjusting, alteration, repairing and servicing of all ferrous and non-ferrous sheet metal of, or equivalent to, #10 U.S. Gauge or lighter gauge and all other materials used instead.
This training program requires a minimum of 7,200 hours of employment and training.
A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of 7,200 hours of on the job and technical training and the final examination. In most instances, an Inter-provincial Red Seal will be affixed to these documents.
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